Gammelstad, Sweden 1977
I always knew that there was something "different" about me. But little did I know that in the future it would bring about this gay and wonderful life.
A tough part growing up is that my parents were VERY religious, and we were raised as saints. And sometimes that felt like a curse from the dark side.
I didn't have many friends growing up, but I had one special one. It was Peter, my first love. Around the time of my photo, Peter had moved to our town and was in my class. It was love at first sight, before I knew how love would actually feel.
To this day, I remember every little thing about him:
His blue eyes, the blond hair, and his wonderful dimples.
Today, I'm married to a wonderful husband, with three lovely children and a beautiful life. I wouldn't change my childhood, this black-grey-sepia-period of mine. Somehow it formed me and shaped me into the person I am today.
Mom, you always knew - even if you bit the pillow when my little sister turned out to be a lesbian. Dad, you never knew - even when you found me in bed with another man! So here I am, and here YOU are - born perfect in the eyes of God!
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